Main Features of the La Sportiva Genius
- Recommended use: All-round, technical, steep
- Fit: Narrow to wide; Down-turned
- Stiffness: Soft - medium
- Upper: Leather, Lorica® - no lining
- Midsole: Laspoflex 1,1 combined to P3 System
- Sole: Vibram® XSGrip2 - 3 mm
- Fastening: Lace up
The La Sportiva Genius is a essentially a lace up version of the La Sportiva Futura. The laces not only improve the fit providing security when using the heel, but they also make the front end of the shoe more adjustable to fit more types of foot, both narrow and wide. The lacing system and the special LaSpoFlex midsole combined to the patented P3 system helps to support the weight of the climber even if the shoe is not worn excessively tight. The last is slightly more downturned than the Futura, making it even more precise for added technical performance.
The Genius uses 'no edge' technology which gives you maximum sensitivity and feel between your foot and the rock. As in the illustrations below you can see that with the shape of the edge of the rubber, your foot is closer to the rock when you climb with a more uniform pressure coming from the toes for better grip and stability on footholds in a wide range of positions.
The Genius is the ideal choice for use on steep rock, it can be worn for long periods thanks to the enhanced comfort features but it is also ideal for bouldering thanks to the grippy heel.
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